Is it a Plane? Is it a Bird? No, it’s laminated glass. This is the superman of glasses, it is an assembly made up of layers of glass with a plastic glazing sheet acting as an adhesive to join them up. This makes the glass extremely strong, and there are various types of laminated glass for whatever disaster, such as:
Fire resistant laminated glass:
Does your conservatory spontaneously catch fire? Well not to worry; this fire-resistant laminated glass contains at least one interlayer that reacts to the sudden rise in temperature giving the glass its fire resistance, it stops the fires from spreading, containing it and potentially keeping you safe.
Bullet-Resistant laminated glass:
The bullet- resistant glass is extremely different from the good old regular glass. It is made up of polycarbonate; which is essentially really tough plastic. The polycarbonate is used as an adhesive between pieces of toughened glass. The layer of toughened glass and polycarbonate is called a laminate. When a bullet hits the glass, the energy emitted from it spreads 光觸媒 out, and because all the energy doesn’t just hit one place, it can be quickly absorbed, making the bullet slow down not allowing it to pass through. The glass does break but the beauty of the polycarbonate means it stops the glass from flying apart.
Manual attack resistant laminated glass:
If you know a crazy person that has a thing against conservatories and feels the need to try and smash the glass, then this one is for you. With its axe, crowbar, pickaxe etc. repellant tendencies you’ve just become a little be safer, but not too safe as however strong the glass is, it will eventually give way if being hit in the same spot time and time again. However, it does give you time to run.
Blast-resistant laminated glass:
This glass is for those unfortunate days where conservatories just automatically detonate. This glass tries to contain the blast reducing the levels of risk. As well as conservatories, they are usually used for high-risk buildings such as military based for obvious yet sad reasons.
Frosted conservatory Glass
If you are looking for beauty as well as privacy then you have found your soul mate. Frosted glass – also known as etched glass- can be used in your conservatory if privacy is an issue, for example, if creepy neighbours or creepy traffic overlooks your conservatory then this glass is generally recommended. It is available in a number of patterns and tints so your privacy looks good, it is amazing too as it can be etched into different finishes, so you can choose whatever you like!
Energy Efficient Conservatory Glass
PLANITHERM is a new term referring to the new cutting-edge glass technology. It uses a metallic coating that reflects heat from radiators or fires in your home back into the conservatory, instead of allowing it to go through the windows. It does this while simultaneously allowing free heat and light energy to pass through the glass. So in short, you save so much money on the energy bill, and we all love a good bargain.